Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ Certified Platinum

Nicki Minaj

Pink has turned platinum. Nicki Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday, has been certified platinum after shipping 1 million units in the U.S. since it dropped on November 22. According to the RIAA, it received the certification on December 17, less than one month after its release.

Pink Friday remains the #2 Rap Album and the #4 Album in the country on Billboard’s 200. Thank you for your continued support,” wrote Nicki on Twitter after her album moved up from No. 8 to 4 on this week’s Billboard 200.

Additionally, her collabo with Trey Songz, “Bottoms Up,” crosses the double-platinum threshold this week. “And to top it all off, ‘Bottoms Up’ is double platinum. S/O 2 @TreySongz who woulda thought… *sings* all around the wooorld do ya hear me?” said the Harajuku Barbie.

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78 Comments

  1. YEAH

    Congrats :P

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  2. OnlyBoy

    Her stans going buckwild with this one!!! DONT FORGET youngins, Lil Kim has 3 Platinum albums and 2 certified Double platinum albums so dont get ya head to hype! Its a loooong way to the top!

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  3. blv

    I’m so happy 4 her…I knew she could do it!!!!take that lil Kim!!!

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  4. jeremydante

    that’s what a muthafuckn monsta do!!!

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  5. Dizzle

    well done to nicki…and i like this pic RAPUP used for this blog lol luv it!

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  6. Daquan..

    Haha! Yeah Just After 1 Month Certified Platinum Yeah Man If She Can Be Platinum In One Month Just Think Of Her Sales In 5 Months Yeah

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  7. Anthony

    Congrats ! Love you nicki

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  8. Raciel

    Congrats! :)

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  9. Daquan..

    @OnlyBoy Actually Lil Kim Has 1 Double Plat And Thats Hardcore And It Took Hardcore Over 4 Years To Reach That And All She Has Is 2 Platinum Her Last Album Only Went Gold =/

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  10. OnlyBoy

    @Daquan its still double platinum biioottchhh

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  11. Daquan..

    @OnlyBoy: Okay Cool :)) This Is Nicki Minaj Post Now You Can Be Dismissed Bye ;D

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  12. WhyYouMad

    @OnlyBoy Im pretty sure Souja Boy could go double platinum in 4 yrs and he only sold 13,000 his first week. so thats not saying a lot!.. Nicki is a beast on the charts and with her bars! Give the girl the respect she deserves!

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  13. Daquan..

    @WhyYouMad: I Agree But He Just Came On “Nicki Minaj” Post Just To Start The Whole Lil Kim Thing It NEVER Fails Smh But It Still Doesnt Change That She Went Plat In A Month Thats Rarely Done In Female Rap Business So Once Again Congrats Nicki Minaj <3 I Love You Mama Barbie

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  14. TaZiiStHeBeSt

    Yay nicki is slaying with these numbers. All those haters really should kill themselves now.

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  15. Bangers N Mash

    What’s the #1 rap album? Oh ya, it’s Recovery. A real fucking rap album.

    She hot and all, but damn she as fake as her own ass. Look her up before she was with Young Money.

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  16. A Realist

    GO NICKI!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

    And no one cares about Lil Kum’s OVER certified double platinum album which really stalled at 1.4mil. =)

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  17. Please Stop

    Baby and Lil Wayne purchase the rest of her music…Don’t believe the hip. The spent so much money on her project, they had no choice. I just don’t understand how you go Platinum when your second week sales was under 100K?

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  18. Daquan..

    @Bangers N Mash: Okay But Pink Friday Was #1 Just A Week Ago So Chances Are Shes Gonna Be Number 1 Again Probably Now You Can Dismiss Yourself We Dont Care About Her Fabulous Ass Because If Thats The Case Look At Lil Kims Compared To What She Looks Now K Bye Now Gooooo Nicki

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  19. Happy New Year

    Let’s go Young Money….

    Drake went platinum in 36 days & Nicki went platinum in 43 days.

    -YOUNG MONEY BABY!

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  20. Daquan..

    @Please Stop: Yeah Then Her Sales Was Like 150 Per Week Hater Please Just Go Away Your Also Dismissed But Whatever You Say Doesnt Change That Pink Friday By Nicki Minaj Aka Onika Maraj Is Plat

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  21. kimberly

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyayayayayayaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  22. Dallas Champ

    Nicki is winning. She is the first rap chick to go Platinum in a while.

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  23. Please Stop

    @daquan, your a kid…I work for Sound Scan…I know what the units were per week, the increase and decrease. you only read about it. No hater…whatever that juvenile word means in your dictionary. This is facts…not hate. Now, get off the gossip site and do your research correctly before you respond.

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  24. Daquan..

    @Please Stop: Im Far From A Kid And I Honestly Dont Wanna Here About Your Lies And Imaginary Job K Dueces

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  25. Please Stop

    @dumbquan Everyone doesn’t buy CDs anymore…Everythings is downloaded and purchased on the net. 1 Million shipped all over that country…
    Also, From 2004 through July 2006, the certification level was 100,000 downloads for Gold and 200,000 for Platinum. When the RIAA changed the certification standards to match retail distribution in August 2006, all platinum and multi-platinum awards for a digital release were withdrawn. Gold certifications, however, were not, meaning a song that was downloaded over 100,000 times and certified so by the RIAA during that time frame, retains its gold status.

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  26. Daquan..

    @Please Stop: K Cool Dueces Dismissed :D Im Glad You Went Out Your Way To prove Something I Dont Care 2 Shits About K Bye Now

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  27. Please Stop

    @dumbquan …you are a kid, what grow man says hater and dueces? And your your information…Its “DEUCES”,

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  28. Please Stop

    @dumbquan I didn’t go out my way…I just know my job dummy!

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  29. Mthunzi

    congratulations to nicki minaj, this is one thing that shows dedication hardwork pays off at the end of the day. keep up the good work

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  30. Hasbeen

    Nicki Minaj is a beast! Lil kim need to #sitherassdown. I wish they would lock lil kim back up, she is the most stupidest person I know. Nicki took that bitch spot get over it lil kim stans! While Kim making disses, Nicki counting her money lol. #ItsPinkFridayHoe!

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  31. Orlando

    lets party for pink friday again yeahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nicki shes just mad cuz u did take her spot (who ever she is lol)

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  32. Ants

    @OnlyBoy Well it took 4 years for Lil Kim to go platinum and Nicki Minaj did it in only 2 and half months and Congrats to Nicki Minaj forget Lil Kim that ugly little troll

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    LOL Reply:

    @Ants, It took Kim a few months to go plat. 4 years to go double plat.

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  33. Orlando

    nicki u is on top as da bestest lmao hahaha & beat dat bia wit a padlock lmfao

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  34. Hasbeen

    Nicki Minaj album been went GOLD last month. How long did it take kim? lmao! Don’t nobody wanna her lil kim talk about pussy & dick, that shit played out! At least nicki talks about important stuff. Fuck Lil Kim she need to go kill herself, if she think she gone knock nicki out of the game. Kim ass didn’t even make Keri Hilson album with them sex bars. Nobody wants to hear that shit. PPleaasseee lock lil kim up, thats the best place for that hasss–bbbeeeennnn!

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    LOL Reply:

    @Hasbeen, Like 2 months to go gold for Kim

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  35. Kyle

    As big of a Nicki fan as I am, I was worried about how her album would be received. I was hoping that it wasn’t going to be one of those hyped albums that sold big in its first week and would plummet in the following weeks. But nope, it has been a consistant seller. This is a “true” success story for a female rapper. Go Nicki and keep doing you because it has obviously payed off.

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  36. AAA

    I’m so proud of her, good for her, and I’m so tired of everyone lumbing Kim with Nicki, first of all that’s a lazy comparison, and 2nd Nicki is no where concerned with this “beef”….if you can call it that…all this is Kim needed an excuse to come back out…Nicki was her scapegoat

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  37. GangsterA

    so happy for her congrats nicki

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  38. Real.

    The last time a Female Rapper went Platinum was in 2003. 7 YEARS AGO. All Hail QUEEN MINAJ!

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    LOL Reply:

    @Real., Yeah. Last female rapper to go platinum before Nicki was Lil Kim and Missy in 2003

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  39. SmoothCriminal

    Bangers N Mash Nicki was #1 a week ago but Eminem had a leek 07 song with Dre 50 cent and someone else that shot is album to first place again and put Nicki to secon place again….so you coming on her with your under hand shit…making it seems like Nicki album wasn’t at #1 Nicki album is in the top ten on must of the charts…the ones that really matters…and gratz to Nicki to go plat…i don’t care who is double,triple plate,i am just happy for nicki to make her plat and beyond,i see that other people is thinking like me and is not some posers and cap that album you understand.

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  40. Jamie

    @Onlyboy…Actually Kim Has 2 Platinums And 1 Double Platinum.. And It Took A Long Time For Them To Get To That Point…. Nicki Has Broken Her Record.. :)

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    LOL Reply:

    @Jamie, Not a long time… Just saying a few months for her 1st and 3rd and like 2 months for her 2nd

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  41. Daquan..

    @Jamie: Thank You :D

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  42. Nelz

    Aye Nicki . . . Congrats.!!!

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  43. 90sbaby

    first congrats to Nicki but @ all these delusional Nicki Minaj fans saying she won, what did she when? Lets see if ms. Minaj can keep up this or is the a one and done type thing. I love Kim but she should have came out with a record as soon as she was release from prison. Still can’t knock what she has done in the game

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  44. Brionna

    Congrats to Nicki… but plz fellow teamminaj Nicki said this whole thing between her and kim is water under the bridge to her so can we plz not keeping adding fuel to the fire whats understood ain’t gotta be said y you think Nicki keepin quiet???

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  45. Jordan K.

    Whether you admit it or not, Nicki is slaying the charts and this proves it. She deserves props for her hard work. Man, just hang it up… FLATSCREEN haters! Nicki is winning and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it, so just give up.

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  46. ihateJ0rdan0re0

    @JordanK. Shut up ugly, your soooooo annoying, but thanks for supporting Nicki ugly.

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  47. kickdathoepunt

    she shipped a mill and niggaz freak out!!! lmao

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  48. JAYE

    CONGRATS!!!!!!

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  49. Mr Xclusive

    lets see lil kim do this ….

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    LOL Reply:

    @Mr Xclusive, She did with 4 albums, all hits

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  50. OnlyStar

    @MR. Xclysive she has dumb ass! 4 times!!! get ur facts straight!

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  51. Tran

    I hate when people bring Kim in Nicki post and Nicki inside Kims post….

    It took Hardcore 4 years to go platinum because

    1) at the time it was harder for women 2 sell records ( thats why people say Kim broke down doors in Hip Hip)

    2) Hardcore was banned from Wal Mart which at the time was the biggest retailer for albums ( there was no online sales in 1995)

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    LOL Reply:

    @Tran, It took 4 years to go DOUBLE PLATINUM. It took a few months to go platinum

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  52. Only one thinking

    If u don’t like nicki leave u like Kim more or her Stan spreading hate leave u are not wanted nor needed this is show females can still slay in the hip hop/rap genre @90sbaby I felt the same way her last album was awesome(except the sex songs no bueno) but what she’s doing now is a 6000 steps back from that last cd if u a queen ur work should prove it no needing of throwing shade
    @OnlyStar go please I think dude meant go over gold in a short time not years Kim was a cool emcee but what she does now is sad if u hate nicki go somewhere else be happy someone is representing girls in the Hip hop/rap world nicki moved from super sexy/sexual to more meaning kim was one of many girls opening the door for girls emcees but nicki keeps the door open and she says uh girls can give u 16bars that are better/just as good as the boys stop hating on the only chick grinding in the light she worked hard if u don’t like tell other girls to step out from the light and their game up #done

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  53. 1rst 1

    @tran Albums weren’t affected by illegal downloads either. So what’s your point.

    This is good accomplishment especially as a female rapper. Why can’t people accept that? Female rap was dead for so long and nicki comes along and hangs with some of the best like Eminem and Kanye on the charts, how can you deny what she is doing? Kanye is not even certified just yet btw and I remember everybody saying Nicki would be dropping and Kanye would kill her. She’s doing it big for females.

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  54. Ron

    ok…………. next

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  55. Jamie

    @1rst 1 Soooo True….. Thanks For Proving A Point :)

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  56. chubbs f,n mugga

    niki minaj is the shit lil kim not fucking with she say she tuck her style right but she realy didnt when she came out she had her own style fuck lil kim talking about ???

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    LOL Reply:

    @chubbs f,n mugga, No she didn’t. I like Nicki but she took her style from Kim and Missy. Mostly Kim though

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  57. Heminem

    Going platinum these days is like going two times back in 2003.

    The #10 best selling album this year sold 1 million (Kesha), The #10 best selling album in 2003 sold 2.2 million (Coldplay).

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  58. fizzle

    Yaaaaaassssss gra. Skippin down the pink brick road! She pu$$y b*tch….don’t eat it!

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  59. MinajSecurity

    Nicki got her foot on the gas and she aint letting up. The haters cna choke on her gas fumes. Shes ready for double platinum.

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  60. I

    HELL YEAH CONGRATS NICKI

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  61. desiree

    #TEAMMINAJ, JOIN OR GET THE FUQQ OUT THE WAY!!!!!!

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  62. LeeLeeShittinOnKrimStans

    Kim has 2 double platnium and 3 platnium albums ? yeah FUCKING RIGHT ! somebody can’t count the bitch only got 4 albums. and hardcore was the only one double platinum. and Nicki’s album will be triple in a few months. bee hiv ‘s go kill yourself !

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    @LeeLeeShittinOnKrimStans, It can’t go triple you retard, not even MJ went 3x in a few months. God you give Team Nicki a bad name.

    Kim albums:

    Hardcore: 2x plat
    Notorious K.I.M: plat, gold (CAN)
    La Bella Mafia: plat.
    Naked Truth: gold but went plat (this year)

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  63. LeeLeeShittinOnKrimStans

    And YEAH iSAiD IT !

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  64. namzii

    yea go nicki nicki!!

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  65. CESAR'S GIRL

    HAPPY NEWYEAR LUV YAHHHH!!!!!!!!!

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  66. get real people.

    congratulation to nikky,she deserve it all,i hope y’all bought her album to support her,i did.But seriously about this beef,nikky and kim are somewhere laughing yall off,soon there gon be a song with them both,i see nas and jayz,i see fifty and jada etc.this is are tricks by this artists.only fans suffer.

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  67. alicia's a homewrecka

    congrats but I want to see double platinum with this album before I comment. I’ll reserve it for later. Missy Elliot is the queen of rap in this realm.

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  68. tersa

    she is so beatifull

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  69. Sasha

    There are 1 million idiots all around the world. This album is hot garbage. Im happy that nicki is making money, maybe she can pay the fans back & release an albuum w/ good music on it.

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    LOL Reply:

    @Sasha, Yeah. I like Nicki but this album was terrible

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